04 Apr 2016

DHS issues solicitation for Security Operations Center

“The contractor would be in charge of just about every cybersecurity service imaginable, including network monitoring, vulnerability assessments and intrusion analysis. The SOC’s charge includes protecting the agency’s wide area networks, Internet gateways, security devices, servers and workstations. The new contractor will have to keep the SOC fully up and

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04 Apr 2016

UK builds £40m military cyber defence centre

“The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is to spend £40m on a new Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC) in an effort to strengthen the UK’s defences against cyber threats. The new centre will be based at a the MoD facility in Corsham, Wiltshire and will be equipped with ‘state-of-the-art’ defensive cyber

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04 Apr 2016

Data Leaking ‘Surreptitious Sharing’ Vulnerability Identified in Android API

“Researchers have identified a vulnerability in an Android API used by messaging apps such as Skype and perhaps more concerning, privacy-centric apps such as Signal, and Telegram, that could lead to privilege escalation and data loss including private keys.” Source: Data Leaking ‘Surreptitious Sharing’ Vulnerability Identified in Android API | Threatpost | The first

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04 Apr 2016

Let’s Keep Hackers Out of Our Nuclear Facilities

“Besides the Stuxnet attack, it describes a cyber-theft at a Korean facility in December 2014 in which reactor blueprints and electrical flow charts were stolen. The earliest well-known incident took place in 1992 when a technician at a Lithuanian nuclear power plant introduced a virus into the industrial control system

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04 Apr 2016

DOD wants tools to support cyberstrategy

“In June or July, DOD’s Rapid Reaction Technology Office, whose mandate is to ‘provide a hedge against technical uncertainty,’ will host a demonstration session for firms to show off their technical capabilities, according to a DOD notice. Defense officials are looking for capabilities listed under categories such as situational awareness;

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04 Apr 2016

How Reporters Pulled Off the Panama Papers, the Biggest Leak in Whistleblower History

Obermayer tells WIRED he communicated with his source over a series of encrypted channels that they frequently changed, each time deleting all history from their prior exchange. He alludes to crypto apps like Signal and Threema, as well as PGP-encrypted email but declines to say specifically which methods they used.

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04 Apr 2016

Sources: Trump Hotels Breached Again

“Banking industry sources tell KrebsOnSecurity that the Trump Hotel Collection — a string of luxury properties tied to business magnate and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump — appears to be dealing with another breach of its credit card systems. If confirmed, this would be the second such breach at the Trump properties

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04 Apr 2016

US And UK Plan To Simulate Cyber Attacks On Nuclear Plants To Test Resilience Against Terrorist Attack

“The United States and the United Kingdom are all guns in, and coming together to conduct an emergency preparedness exercise. This mock exercise will be executed in the form of a staged war-game that initiates simulated cyberattacks on their own nuclear power plants. This is being carried out in an

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04 Apr 2016

FBI wants to access terror suspect’s Skype records

“The FBI is investigating whether a third, unknown person discussed an alleged terrorism plot with Alexander Ciccolo, the Western Massachusetts man accused of planning to attack a state university with guns and explosives on behalf of the Islamic State terror group. FBI Special Agent Jeffrey J. Lawrence said in an

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04 Apr 2016

Ransomware attacks on Hospitals put Patients at Risk

“Since earlier this year, at least, a dozen hospitals have been affected by ransomware, enforcing them to pay the ransom as per the demand by freezing the central medical systems. Technological advancement in the medical arena had digitalized patients data in the form of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) to save

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